Arsenal go to Leyton Orient in our Road to Wembley


Arsenal would always be considered favourites against Leyton Orient but with the added touch of it being the Clarets Mad game there isn't anyone who should be putting any money on the home side to pull off a shock.

We've been a disaster for teams this season and we've recorded nine defeats in the ten rounds to date with only Warrington Town breaking the duck with their win over Bamber Bridge. More than once we've been with the favourites but it has rarely made no difference.

That was very much the case in the last round as Leyton Orient travelled to Swansea but, helped by this Clarets Mad curse, they went through 2-1. Their reward his this home tie against Arsenal, boosted by the appearance of the television cameras.

It's all a massive boost for the team that has been linked with ours since May 1987 in what is a difficult time for them with the proposed West Ham move right on their doorstep, but with the television and prize money they've collected there is no doubt that the FA Cup has been a massive success for them this season.

They are favourites to go out and with the Clarets Mad curse you can just about take it as read. Then again this is the 'magic' of the FA Cup.